A basic membership plan with Virgin Active will cost you $1,817 per year. In less than 15 minutes, you could reduce this by $900 with a small trick to get a Virgin Active Discount Membership.
Virgin Active is increasingly becoming the best gym in Australia. Its facilities, classes and gym membership prices see it leading the way in terms of quality and value for money.
Here is how to get a cheap Virgin Active discount membership by following a few simple steps:
What you need to know in order to get a Virgin Active discounted membership
AIA is an insurance provider that offers health and life insurance. AIA has a health program called ‘AIA Vitality’ whereby they offer a range of benefits to its members.
This includes a 50% discount on Virgin Active gym memberships for eligible policyholders. Given the weekly Virgin Active gym membership costs $34.95, this represents a saving of over $900 per year by simply holding one of your life or health insurance policies with AIA.
If you are adamant about saving $900, you could opt to take out your first policy with them – or alternatively, switch your existing policies to take advantage of the savings. You don’t need to hold both health and life insurance to get these discounts, you simply need one eligible policy.
How to get a cheap Virgin Active membership via AIA Vitality
It’s wise to note that the 50% discount only applies to Virgin Active’s ‘Active Me’ flexible membership plan. This is a month by month plan (not a contract) and is currently charged at around $34.95. As of writing this, there is no sign-up fee for joining Virgin Active ‘Active Me’ plan.
If you have a contract already, or appear to be on another plan, please check with Virgin Active on whether you are eligible for the discounted membership before reading on.
Step 1: Purchase an eligible insurance policy
Firstly, you are going to need a policy from AIA Insurance. AIA primarily sells its insurance through financial advisors, however, they do also sell directly to the public.
You can purchase policies online via:
- RAC Insurance
- RACQ Insurance
- myOwn insurance
- GMHBA insurance
Make sure to confirm that your desired policy offers access to the AIA Vitality membership program before purchasing.
Step 2: Activate your AIA Vitality membership
Within 1-2 days, you should receive a welcome pack via email. This welcome pack will include links to sign up for AIA Vitality. This will require you to register on the AIA Vitality website by entering a few basic details about yourself.
Upon registering, you should be issued with a Vitality membership number.
Step 3: Give Virgin Active your Vitality membership ID
Simply hand over your membership number and request your discount. It should immediately reduce your weekly costs from $34.95 to roughly $17.50.
This will see you save $900 per year.
How soon will I start saving 50% off my Virgin Active gym membership?
- For those currently on the Virgin Active ‘Active Me’ plan, the savings will start on your next fortnightly billing cycle.
- For those currently on a contract, you will need to wait until your contract expires.
- For those yet to join Virgin Active, your savings will be immediate; simply ensure you tell your membership consultant you have an AIA Vitality membership upon signing up for the ‘Active Me’ gym plan.